A recent case involving New Balance and its Chinese-character mark 新百伦 highlights the difficulties faced by foreign companies seeking to adopt a Chinese mark to engage with Chinese consumers.
In Tata Sia Airlines Ltd v Pilot 18 Aviation Book Store, the Delhi High Court has permanently restrained the defendants from using the trademark VISTARA and directed them to pay Rs200,000 in costs to the plaintiff.
The CEO of Chinese shopping agent Superbuy has vowed to work with brand owners to crack down on counterfeit goods. The pledge follows evidence that Superbuy is linked to another platform, WeGoBuy, that helps shoppers buy fake goods from China.
The evolution of the air travel industry has blurred the line between premium and cost-conscious brands. There are problems for both on the horizon as social media puts reputations at risk and consumers call for more environmentally friendly modes of transportation.
In a rare loss for French fashion house Chanel, the Guangzhou IP Court has vacated a decision of the Haizhu District People’s Court in which the latter had found that the sale of jewellery in the shape of Chanel’s ‘double C’ logo constituted trademark infringement.
WTR is now seeking nominations for the WTR Industry Awards 2020 and next edition of WTR 300: The World’s Leading Corporate Trademark Professionals. Nominate now to recognise the leading in-house professionals.
Intellectual Property India has issued a notice calling on rights holders to notify it of errors on historical trademark certificates. One market expert tells WTR of the headaches that some rights holders have faced due to errors.
In a dispute involving travel portals Ezeego and Make My Trip, the Bombay High Court has refused to quash an order for issuance of summons passed by the Magistrate’s Court in criminal proceedings for trademark infringement.
The discussion of geographical indications (GIs) in Australia has recently heated up as IP protection is a focus of the forthcoming Australia-EU Free Trade Agreement. Here is what Australian producers need to know.
In our latest edition, we look at New Zealand joining TMclass, the Singapore IPO bolstering innovation ties with Kazakhstan, a GI deal between Switzerland and Georgia coming into force, and much more.
The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement, which was signed on 30 June 2019, has been described by the European Union as “the most ambitious free trade deal ever concluded with a developing country”. The agreement is expected to bring many changes to Vietnam’s IP regulations.
In Mitolo Wines Aust Pty Ltd v Vito Mitolo & Son Pty Ltd, the Federal Court of Australia has found that use of the name V. Mitolo and Son infringed trademark registrations for the mark MITOLO in relation to wine.
Major players are pulling out all the stops to diversify their portfolios, expanding geographically as well as investing in and buying up other businesses. However, no matter how you look at it, there are significant challenges ahead.
Under the new Thai regime for medicinal cannabis, it appears that applications for goods related to cannabis for medical purposes are proving acceptable, while those made up of words or images relating to cannabis are not.
A new Singapore High Court decision involving the use of the term ‘tartan’ on whisky bottles has clarified the limits of the country’s 1999 Singapore Geographical Indications Act. Talking exclusively to WTR, the Scotch Whisky Association describes the decision as “very welcome”.